Regesta 284
1373-1373

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'Regesta 284: 1373-1373', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 184-193. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96401 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXXXIV.

3 Gregory XI.

De Indultis, Privilegiis, Et Dispenastionibus.

1373.
18 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 10.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to confirm, if the facts be as stated, the donation made by the late king Robert [I. Bruce] to the abbot and convent of Dunfermline—where the bodies of some of the kings of Scotland are buried, and which the said king Robert chose as the place of his own burial—and carried out by bishop William, with consent of the chapter of St. Andrews, a vicar's portion of 45 marks being assigned by him, of the church of Kynros and chapel of Urwellis, the said church and chapel having since their voidance been possessed for forty years and more by the abbot and convent, who have now petitioned for confirmation of the said donation. Exemplification is given of the appropriation by bishop William de Lambirthon, dated at Dunfermline, Friday (9 Dec.) after the feast of St. Nicholas, bishop and confessor, 1317; and of king Robert's donation, dated at Dunfermline, 16 Nov. anno 9 (1314).
3 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 21.)
To John Malteby, vicar of Aulton (Alton), in the diocese of Winchester. Indult of non-residence for three years while studying canon law at an university, provided that the cure of souls be not neglected.
12 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 32d.)
To John abbot of Mellifont in the diocese of Armagh. Confirmation to him, who was a monk of that monastery and in priest's orders, of the office of abbot of the same, which became void by the death of abbot John, and of which he obtained possession two years ago under provision made to him by John abbot of Cîteaux; the father abbot (pater abbus) John now doubts whether the said provision was not generally or specially reserved to the pope.
4 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 36.)
To John de Cliford, canon of York, licentiate of civil law. Confirmation to him (who holds the church of Kirkby Misperton in the diocese of York, has provision by the present pope of a canonry of York with reservation of a prebend, and has also expectation of a benefice, value 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without, in the common or several gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham) of the canonry of Auckland and the prebend of West Merington which he accepted under a provision by Urban V. of a canonry of Auckland with expectation of a prebend, during the lifetime of that pope, on their voidance by the resignation, made to Thomas bishop of Durham, of Richard de Castro Bernardi. John de Popham, of the diocese of London, has intruded himself into the said prebend by authority of the ordinary, and a suit is pending in the papal palace; John de Cliford further doubts whether the said prebend was not specially reserved to the pope, and whether it did not become void otherwise than in the aforesaid way. The confirmation is subject to the usual conditions that the prebend of Auckland was due to him in turn (ex ordine) and that the said Richard was not a member of the papal household.
5 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 41d.)
To John Penrys, subdeacon, of the diocese of Lismore. Rehabilitation (he having been dispensed by Thomas bishop of Lismore to retain his vicarage of Clomell for seven years while studying at an university), on account of his having during that time, on the failure of his money, returned to his vicarage, and resided there for a year and three months or thereabouts without being ordained priest, after which he returned again to his university, where he has studied civil law for three years and canon law for two. He is to resign the vicarage.
17 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 55d.)
To Joan princess of Wales, Indult to choose her confessor, who may commute her vows, those of continence and pilgrimage alone excepted. [See. Reg. cclv. f. 22.]
17 Kal. July.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 61.)
To John de Thoresby, provost of Beverley, D.C.L. Confirmation to him (who holds canonries and prebends of York and Ripon, and the church of Lilleford in the diocese of Lincoln with expectation under a provision of the present pope of a benefice with or without cure of souls in the common or several gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham) of his provostship of Beverley, which he obtained by provision of archbishop John on its voidance by Adam de Lymborg, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Adam was not a member of the papal household. Upon obtaining possession of his provostship the church of Lilleford is to be resigned, and the said letters of provision are, as regards a benefice with cure of souls, to be null and void.
1373.
5 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 62.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to confirm to Roger de Denford, priest, of the diocese of Rochester, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the archdeaconry of Rochester, value 15 marks, which he obtained by provision of the late bishop Thomas on its voidance by the resignation of William de Navesby, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope or void in some other way. The mandate is subject to the usual condition that William was not a member of the papal household.
3 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 63d.)
To the bishop of Argyle. Mandate to inform himself, and, if fitting, to absolve from excommunication incurred, and grant a dispensation to Duncan son of Walter Aulani donsel, and Elena, daughter of Gillespat Cambel donsel, of the dioceses of Glasgow and Argyle, to recontract marriage after being separated for such time as shall seem expendient, they having intermarried knowing that John de Insulis, Elena's former husband, was related to Duncan in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Their offspring, past and future, is to be declared legitimate. [Theiner, 348.]
2 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 64d.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to confirm to Thomas Neweman, priest, of the diocese of Chichester, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the church of Middelavanete (Mid Lavant) in that diocese, to which on its voidance by the death of Thomas Wampoul he was institued by bishop William on the presentation of John prior and the convent of Schelbrede (Shulbred), and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope or lapsed by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council. The mandate is subject to the usual condition that Wampoul was not a member of the papal household.
4 Non. July.
Avignon.
(f. 67.)
To the bishop of Llandaff. Mandate (if it appears that the bishop of Sodor gave licence to the prior provincial and Friars Minors of the province of Ireland—in accordance with a mandate of Urban V. on petition of the said prior and friars, and of William de Monteacuto, earl of Salisbury, addressed to that pope setting forth that the order had no place in the diocese of Sodor—to accept land given by the said earl in the parish of St. Columba in the isle of Man, and to build thereon a church or oratory, with bell-turret, cemetery, and dwellinghouses) to consecrate the said buildings himself, or to cause them to be consecrated by some other catholic bishop (pontificem) in communion with the apostolic see, the bishop of Sodor being so distant that he cannot conveniently go thither for the purpose. [See Reg. cclviii. f. 156.] [Wadding, Annales Minorum, viii. 549.]
12 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 69.)
To the official of Worcester. Mandate to confirm to William de Thirforde (Thrifforde in Rubrice), canon of Salisbury, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the archdeaconry of Gloucester, value 46 marks, which he obtained from bishop William, acting by his own authority and that of William archbishop of Canterbury, to whom the collation of the church of St. Michael, Croked Lane, London, belongs, in exchange with Roger Perer for the said church; William, who is in priest's orders and holds by provision of the present pope a canonry of Salisbury with expectation of a prebend, doubts whether the archdeaconry was not reserved to the pope. The mandate is subject to the usual condition that Roger was not a member of the papal household.
17 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 72d.)
To Andrew Cheminelli, treasurer of Vannes (Venetensis), licentiate in canon law. Confirmation to him of the said treasurership, which he obtained by provision of bishop Geoffrey [de Rohan] on its voidance by Richard Caradoc, who was also rector of Curre Malet in the diocese of Wells, obtaining in addition the church of Wardellay in the diocese of Exeter; Andrew doubts whether the treasurership was not specially reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Richard was not a member of the papal household.
9 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 78d.)
To William cardinal priest of St. Stephen's on the Cælian. Indult for five years to visit by deputy churches, monasteries, and other ecclesiastical places in his archdeaconry of Taunton in the church of Wells, and to receive procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver [gros] Tournois at the rate of 12 to the gold florin of Florence.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Exeter, the abbot of Glastonbury, and the dean of St. Agricolus, Avignon.
Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 79.)
To Thomas, son of Richard earl of Arundel, archdeacon of Taunton in the church of Wells. Dispensation to him, being in his twenty-first year, to accept the see of Ely, provision of which the pope intends this day to give him.
17 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 79.)
To Thomas, elect of Ely. Faculty to him, who has received provision of that see, to be ordained deacon and priest and consecrated bishop even on one and the same day by any catholic bishop (antistite) of his choice, assisted by two or three catholic bishops (episcopis), without prejudice to the right of the metropolitan.
6 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 81.)
Confirmation of the foundation and endowment by Archibald de Duglas, lord of Galloway (Galwydia) in the diocese of Glasgow, of a poor hospital with a chapel to which he has given, among other property, a house of his within the limits of the Premonstratensian monastery of Holywood (Sacri nemoris) in that diocese. The confirmation made by Walter bishop of Glasgow is hereby also confirmed.
6 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 86d.)
To Edmund Strete, canon of Chichester B.C.L. Confirmation of a provision by the present pope of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely, value 35 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, made to him notwithstanding that he held the church of Merlaw in the diocese of Lincoln and the canonry and prebend of Waltham in Chichester, value, as stated in the letters of provision, 10 marks and 100s. respectively. He received subsequently provision also of a canonry of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding the same circumstances; and the first-named letters of provision were afterwards extended to a benefice value 40 marks, and them to a benefice value 60 [See Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 50d.] The present confirmation of these original letters is made notwithstanding that at the date thereof he was not yet bachelor of civil law, which after eight years’ study he now is; notwithstanding also that the value of the said church and of the canonry and prebend of Waltham was not 10 marks and 100s. but 50 and 15 marks respectively. Merlaw is, as was ordered in the said original letters, to be resigned upon obtaining such benefice.
18 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 88.)
To the chancellor of Paris. Mandate to confirm to William de Spyny, priest, of the diocese of Moray, bachelor of canon law, M.A. who has lectured in canon law at. Paris, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the collation and provision of the precentorship (precentoriam) of Moray and the canonry and prebend annexed thereto, which he obtained by exchange with William Boyl for canonries and prebends of Moray and Caithness and the chantership (cantoriam) of Aberdeen, and now doubts whether his precentorship and canonry and prebend were not reserved to the pope. The mandate is subject to the usual condition that William Boyl was not a member of the papal household.
7 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 92.)
To John Aberkordor, vicar of Aberdeen in the diocese of Aberdeen. Confirmation of the mandate of the present pope to the official of Moray to give him, if found fit after examination in Latin, a benefice with cure of souls, or without cure of souls if he were found unable to sing Latin and did not swear to learn, in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of Aberbrothoc (Arbroath), notwithstanding that he had a perpetual chaplaincy of Moray; his petition, on which the present confirmation is made, containing that at the time of the said mandate he held, not the chaplaincy of Moray, but the vicarage of Aberdeen, of which vicarage no mention was made in his original petition. The vicarage is, as John has offered, to be resigned upon obtaining such benefice.
2 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 92d.)
To Robert cardinal priest of the basilica of the Twelve Apostles. Indult for five years, as above to William cardinal of St. Stephen's on the Cælian, f. 78d, to visit by deputy his archdeaconry of Dorchester in the church of Salisbury.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Rochester, the abbot of Glastonbury, and another named out of England.
3 Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 93d.)
To Walter de Westhale, canon of Southwell. Confirmation of the canonry and prebend which he obtained on their voidance by the death of William Ratforthe, under provision of the present pope of a canonry of that church with expectation of a prebend, and now doubts whether they were not specially reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the conditions that the prebend was his in due turn, and that William was not a member of the papal household.
6 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 105d.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who give alms to the chapel of Oth (Worth), in the parish of Kings Aller, in the diocese of Bath, which needs repair. The pope strictly forbids these present letters to be sent by collectors; if this be attempted they are invalid (presentibus post viginti annos minime valituris, quas mitti per questuarios districtius inhibemus, eas si secus attemptatum fuerit carere viribus decernentes). Moreover, if similar indulgence, not yet expired, have been granted by the pope, the present letters shall have no force. [For similar clauses see Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 169.]
6 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 111.)
To Thomas de Aston, canon of Wells, bachelor of canon law. Grant to him, who is chaplain of Simon cardinal of St. Sixtus, and holds the church of Wardebois in the diocese of Lincoln, to retain his canonry and prebend of Wells, value 6 marks, notwithstanding that upon the provision made to him by the present pope of a canonry of London with reservation of a prebend taking effect he was bound to resign them.
16 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 112d.)
To Richard Mitthes of Thornburgh, vicar of Little Marlow (Parva Merlow), in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who is already dispensed on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls, under which dispensation he holds the said vicarage, value 5 marks—to hold and exchange an additional compatible benefice, even in a cathedral church.
7 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 121.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the three feasts of St. James the Great, St. Nicholas, and the Invention of Holy Cross, in honour of which three the church was founded, and the feast of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and six days, annually visit and give alms for the repair of the church of the Benedictine nuns of Henyngham in the diocese of London. The indulgence to the same effect, lately granted by the pope, the letters for which have not yet been drawn up, is declared null and void.
4 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 121d.)
Decree, whereby the ordinance of Urban V. dated 12 Kal. April anno 3 (1365) shall have force from that day, although that pope's letters touching the same were not drawn up (minime confecte). The petition to Urban V. of William bishop of Worcester, then bishop of Chichester, stated that although Boniface archbishop of Canterbury, with consent of the bishop, dean, and chapter of Chichester, ordained that the canonry and prebend of Wystryng (Wittering) should be always given by the bishop to none but a regent in theology who should take an oath to lecture in theology at fitting times, that the collation if made to any one not a theologian should be null, and that the person to whom such collation was made should lose the profits of the prebend; and that although the said archbishop's ordinance had been duly observed of old time, nevertheless the said prebend has been held, under pretext of papal provisions of canonries of Chichester with expectations of prebends, by some who were not theologians, to wit, by the late Michael de No[r]th burgo in the first case, and next by Simon de Bredon, who held it at the time of the said petition, so that the lectureship in theology was defrauded. The ordinance of Urban V. is now confirmed, provided, in accordance with that of archbishop Boniface, that the said prebend should be tenable only by such expectants as were masters in theology. [See Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 115.]
2 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 123d.)
To John Bouryng, priest, of the diocese of Rochester. Extension to 60 marks (an extension of the value of such benefice with cure of souls having been already granted, f. 124) of the value of a benefice reserved to him by the present pope, in the common or several gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury, value 30 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without.
7 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 124.)
To the same. Extension to 40 marks of the value of such benefice with cure of souls.
4 Non. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 127.)
To William Pakyngton, rector of Ivengho, in the diocese of Lincoln. Confirmation to him of the said church, which he obtained by collation of the bishop of Winchester on its voidance by the death of James de Florentia, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope, or lapsed by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that James was not a member of the papal household.
14 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 127d.)
To the bishop of Meath. Mandate to make order in the cause between Matthew Cromp and Hugh cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, about the archdeaconry of Meath, concerning which divers sentences have been given in behalf of the cardinal in the papal palace, but have not been executed; nor can the cardinal, by reason of the distance, the dangers of the roads and the wars which have raged in these parts, conveniently govern the said archdeaconry, either by himself or by another. Matthew is to be put in possession of the archdeaconry, and is to pay the cardinal from its revenues a yearly pension, under penalties, through the papal camera. On Matthew's death the cardinal's pension is to be paid by his successor. [See Reg. cclxiv. f. 210γ, d.]
17 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 128d.)
To John de Tytheshorst, canon of the priory of St. Mary Magdalen, Cumbewelle, in the diocese of Canterbury. Indult to enjoy all privileges, favours, exemptions, liberties, and immunities belonging to the office of papal chaplain, which was lately conferred upon him.
6 Non. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 130d.)
To the bishop of St. Davids. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, and to grant a dispensation to Philip Lippa and Agnes his wife, after separation for a fitting time, to recontract the marriage which they made in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred. Their past and future offspring is to be declared legitimate.
8 Id. June.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 131.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to inform himself of the fitness of John, natural son of John Haukewod knight, scholar, of the diocese of London, and to dispense him on account of illegitimacy, provided he be not an imitator of his father's incontinency, to be ordained and hold and exchange any compatible benefices soever with and without cure of souls, of any number, and of any kind whatsoever, even canonries and prebends or elective dignities, personatus, or offices in cathedral or metropolitan churches, even major dignities below the pontifical in cathedrals, or principal dignities in collegiate churches.
5 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 148d.)
To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, papal nuncio. Faculty to dispense forty persons of the realms of France and England on account of illegitimacy, as the sons of priests, or born of adultery, to be ordained and hold a benefice apiece with cure of souls.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty during his mission to dispense twenty men and as many women of the said realms who are related to one another in the fourth degree of kindred of affinity to intermarry.
Ibid. To the same. Power during his mission to grant plenary remission at the hour of death to members of his household and others engaged in his service.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty during his mission to dispense ecclesiastics, secular and regular, who have contracted irregularity by receiving orders and ministering therein (se immiscuerint illis) while excommunicate.
Ibid. To the same. Power during his mission to absolve, provided they make full satisfaction, forty inhabitants of the said realms who have incurred sentence of excommunication by laying violent hands on clerks and ecclesiastics.
14 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 149d.)
To Nicholas, Augustinian abbot of Holy Cross, Waltham. Faculty, on account of the scarcity of priests in his monastery by reason of the plague which lately raged in those parts, to dispense twelve canons of the monastery, aged twenty, to be ordained priests.
12 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 152.)
To Edmund de Mortuo Mari, earl of March and Ulster. Indult to enter once a month, with fifteen honest persons, houses of religious men, and of religious women four times a year.
1373.
4 Non. June.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 153d.)
To William de Attelburgh (William Wotis de Attelburgh in Rubrice), clerk, of the diocese of Norwich. Rehabilitation on account of his having, when in his twenty-second year, obtained the church of Great Elyngham, in the diocese of Norwich, void by the death of Ralph, on the presentation of Alexander, de Elyngham, donsel, the patron, and institution by bishop Thomas. William, who has now completed his twenty-fifth year, is to resign the church, which he still holds.
17 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f.154d.)
To Peter de Den, rector of St. Thomas's, Wynchelsee. Dispensation to exchange the said church, which he, under a papal dispensation to exchange once, obtained in exchange for the church of Wodeton, in the diocese of Canterbury, held by him under a previous dispensation on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls. The benefice which he may receive under the present dispensation he may exchange as often as he will.
13 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 159d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate, on the petition of William de Burton, knight, of the diocese of Lincoln, to erect into a collegiate church the parish church of Little Casterton, value 15 marks, of which he is patron, and to approprate and unite the same to the college which the knight has already by papal authority founded and endowed in a certain ancient chapel near his manor of Tholthorp, within the bounds of the said parish. The present master and college, retaining all their privileges, are to be transferred from the chapel to the collegiate church thus erected, and the bishop is to make statutes for them, saving the rights of the bishop for the time being, and of the knight and his heirs and successors, patrons thereof. The erection and appropriation are to be made on the death or resignation of the present rector, and the chapel with its cemetery is not to be desecrated, but served by a fit priest from the new college.
3 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 162d.)
To John Wake of Bleseworth, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. Extension of former dispensation on account of illegitimacy—to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls—so that he may hold and exchange as often as he may wish two additional compatible benefices, one of which may be a dignity, personatus, or office with cure of souls, and the other a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church. It is further granted that in seeking future favours no mention of the said defect of birth need be made.
5 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 163d.)
To Lewis ap Howel of Aber, rector of Trawsvynth, in the diocese of Bangor. Dispensation for four years to remain subdeacon without being ordained deacon or priest, in order to enable him to proceed to the degree of D.C.L. for which he is reputed sufficiently fit, being in his thirty-second year, there being no doctor of civil law in that diocese, of which he is a native. The present dispensation is in extension of a former dispensation by the ordinary to remain subdeacon for seven years while studying letters at an university. The cure of souls in the said parish is not to be neglected.
Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 166d.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to grant a licence to Richard de Treton and John de Harlaston, Priests; John Kinnet, knight; and John de Breton, donsel; patrons of the parish church of Helpeston, in the diocese of Lincoln, and executors of the will of Robert Thorp, knight, chancellor (cap) of king Edward—who proposed to found therein a chantry for three priests, one of them being warden—to found the same, to which when founded the bishop is at their petition to unite the said church, value 10l. The appropriation is to take effect on the resignation or death of the present rector.
7 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 167.)
To John de Campeden, rector of Mehenyot (Menheniot), in the diocese of Exeter. Indult of non-residence for three years while studying civil law at an university, the cure of souls in the said church not being neglected.
13 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 171d.)
To the official of Ely. Mandate to confirm to Thomas de Eltesle, priest, minor canon of Lincoln, bachelor of civil and canon law, if found fit after examination, the canonry and prebend of the free chapel of Wolverhampton, obtained by him under the following circumstances. He received, under a mandate addressed to the same official by the present pope, provision of a canonry of Beverley, with reservation of a prebend, on getting possession of which he was bound to resign the church of Croxton, in the diocese of Ely. Before getting possession—which he has not yet got—he exchanged Croxton for Terversham in the same diocese with John de Croxton, by collation of the bishop. Afterwards he exchanged Teversham for the above-named canonry and prebend of the free chapel of Wolverhampton with William de Wynterton, by collation of the same bishop, who had special licence from Almeric dean of the said chapel. He is to hold the said canonry and prebend along with those of Beverley when he gets them, notwithstanding the resignation clause in the letters of provision.
7 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 183.)
To John Wiclif, canon of Lincoln, master of theology. Grant to him, who holds also the church of Lugdgersale, in the diocese of Lincoln, to retain, even after getting possession of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln—under a provision lately made to him by the pope of a canonry of Lincoln with reservation of a prebend—his canonry and prebend of [Aust in] Westbury, in the diocese of Worcester, notwithstanding that by the terms of the said provision he was bound to resign the same on obtaining the said canonry and prebend of Lincoln, possession of which he has not yet obtained. John, who is also M.A. became licentiate of theology soon (cito) after the date of the said letters of provision, and afterwards (demum) became master.